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If this be love
Additional title: What is this feeling of sadness, within my innermost soul. [first line]
Morrison, Rosabel (Dedicatee)
Morrison, Rosabel (Singer)
Abram, Edward J. (Composer)
Abram, Edward J. (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Date Issued: 1895
Place Term: New York
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Sheet music
Content : Rear cover is an advertisement for and include the first page of the song We were simply friends by Dennis Mackin.

Content : Cover includes photograph of Rosabel Morrison.

Content : On cover: Ballad as sung in the New York Casino success The passing show and the new comedy A green-goods man.

Content : On first page of music: Op. 90.

Statement of Responsibility: Written and composed by Edward J. Abram.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (4 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: 4f38f700-c590-012f-b3a6-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1895: Issued
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "If this be love" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1895 - 1895.

Chicago/Turabian Format

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If this be love